More often than not, life’s paths are not a straight shot to your final destination. No, they are just the opposite, winding, foggy, and filled with uncertainty.
What’s around the next bend? What’s that fuzzy image ahead?
You don’t know.
How do you navigate these paths? Do you run with eyes closed hoping to make it where you want to go? No!
Without a clear picture, what’s your next move? Do you stop and give up? Absolutely not!
In this ACRONYM story, we’ll consider the second of the three R’s that lead to CLARITY. How to Easily Request Your Way to Clarity
Request Your Way to Clarity
The graphic for this story sets the stage for asking questions. When Oliver Twist asked, “Can I please have more?” he was met with indignation.
I’m afraid too many people are reluctant to ask questions because they might be met with resistance. Please don’t allow that possibility to stop you.
More times than not, I’ve found questions are usually welcomed.
Questions don’t necessarily have to be directed to someone else to achieve clarity. They can also be directed inward as a way to activate the creativity in your mind.
Can clarity be achieved by asking questions? Yes, but let’s dig deeper into this concept. Listen to how author Andy Andrews frames this technique.
The quality of your answers will be determined by the quality of your questions. ~Andy Andrews
So if you want great answers, learn how to ask great questions.
When solving a problem, rather than asking what’s the answer, ask yourself something like this. In how many ways can I solve this problem? And to go one step further, try this. In how many ways can I BEST solve this problem?
Do you see the differences? Assuming one solution limits other answers.
In how many ways, frames the question for multiple answers.
To best solve a problem, is a challenge to look beyond the first answer to the one answer that is superior.
As you keep refining your questions, the answers they will yield will go a long way to granting you clarity.
Daily Doable: Ask GREAT questions. The only way to ask great questions is to work at it. Look for ways to phrase your questions to provide you with multiple answers. Clarity will be a product of the BEST answer.
Coming Next: Rest Your Way To Clarity
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